UConn Huskies and New Mexico State Aggies play in the first round of NCAA Tournament

New Mexico State Aggies (27-6, 13-4 WAC) vs. UConn Huskies (23-9, 13-6 Big East)

Buffalo, New York; Thursday, 6:50 p.m. EDT

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: UConn -6.5; over/under is 132

BOTTOM LINE: The No. 21 UConn Huskies and New Mexico State Aggies meet in the NCAA Tournament first round.

The Huskies are 13-6 against Big East opponents. UConn is fourth in the Big East with 25.2 defensive rebounds per game led by Andre Jackson averaging 5.6.

The Aggies are 13-4 against WAC teams. New Mexico State is sixth in the WAC scoring 71.2 points per game and is shooting 45.7%.

TOP PERFORMERS: R.J. Cole is averaging 15.7 points and 4.1 assists for the Huskies. Adama Sanogo is averaging 14.9 points, 8.9 rebounds and two blocks over the last 10 games for UConn.

Teddy Allen averages 2.1 made 3-pointers per game for the Aggies, scoring 19.3 points while shooting 32.4% from beyond the arc. Jabari Rice is averaging 10.1 points over the last 10 games for New Mexico State.

LAST 10 GAMES: Huskies: 7-3, averaging 65.3 points, 39.6 rebounds, 11.2 assists, 3.6 steals and 5.6 blocks per game while shooting 40.0% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 61.3 points per game.

Aggies: 7-3, averaging 68.3 points, 34.9 rebounds, 14.5 assists, 5.4 steals and 4.2 blocks per game while shooting 42.8% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 60.1 points.

___

The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

Copyright © 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.

Related Categories:

College Basketball | Other Sports News | Sports

More from WTOP

Log in to your WTOP account for notifications and alerts customized for you.

Sign up